Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/13, Aviva plc (AVV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.5156, payable on 6/1/13. As a percentage of AVV's recent stock price of $29.45, this dividend works out to approximately 1.75%, so look for shares of Aviva plc to trade 1.75% lower — all else being equal — when AVV shares open for trading on 5/15/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for AVV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.5156 declared by Aviva plc:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from AVV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.00% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AVV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, AVV's low point in its 52 week range is $24.84 per share, with $29.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.40.
In Monday trading, Aviva plc shares are currently trading flat on the day.